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Identifying Three Helpful Qualities You Can Bring to Every Situation with Christopher Ancona (Episode #112)

Have you ever talked yourself out of doing something important? If so, then our guest today may make that impossible for you to do, next time. Christopher Ancona is an expert in helping others see the limitations they are putting on themselves. And when I discovered his work, I absolutely had to share it here on the Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast. His work made me think that each of us has some vast pool of potential just waiting to break open, if only we could shift our way of thinking in a few key areas.

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About Our Guest:

Christopher is an Engineer, Educator, Author, Tech Entrepreneur. He’s managed industrial projects around the world and taught at the University of Iowa, London Business School.

His book, called “The Alignment Quotient” can greatly improve our way of thinking about the concept of “finding purpose and meaning in our lives”. Something that many, many people are searching for these days. 

College graduates want to start right out in work that matters and mid-career millennials are questioning their current paths and wanting a better fit. Folks in a mid-life crisis and retirees do not just want their meaningful lives to fade on the vine. 

We’re all unwilling to just toil away for “the man” anymore.

But this quest to discover what makes us come alive, and use it in our working lives can be mind-boggling. 

AND… it’s a lot less so, with the fresh ideas that Christopher is bringing to the table. 

Leveraging scientific studies across multiple disciplines from psychology to neuroscience to quantum physics, Christopher has discovered some overlooked concepts that can take a lot of the trial and error out of a journey to design and build lives that we love.  

One of the many insights Christopher leaves us with – that I could not “unsee” after talking to him – is that following our emotions is like chasing a feather in a tornado.  

He helps us see that our emotions are fickle… but people who should know better are often telling us to follow them, to look for a more perfect life. 

Instead, he suggests a few methods we can use to see through our momentary emotions, to find the truths that can get us closer to being happy every day, despite our circumstances.

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